“There’s a lot of talk over which tablets will be best suited for business, but laughably, most of those discussed simply aren’t available for consumers or businesses to buy, leaving just two real contenders until the iTablet-clones truly finally arrive: Apple’s iPad and existing Slate and Tablet PCs running Windows,” Alex Zaharov-Reutt reports for iTWire.
MacDailyNews Take: Tow real contenders: Ali in his prime versus an injured bug crawling across the ring.
Zaharov-Reutt reports, “Although Microsoft has successfully sold what must now be millions of Windows-powered Tablet PCs over nearly the last decade, Apple has sold millions of its iPads too, in just months – and the iPad hasn’t even been on sale for a year as yet.”
MacDailyNews Take: Define “successfully.” Windows-powered Tablet PC sales have always been, to be charitable, anemic. A few health professionals used to lug them around before they got their iPads.
Zaharov-Reutt reports, “So, it’s always interesting to read about people’s thoughts on the iPad as a business tablet, and other ‘business tablets’ that presumably will or could wipe the iPad away, but such articles are usually disappointing… While there has indeed been a “flurry of recent activity” in the exploding tablet market, it’s been more a flurry of ‘pre-launch’ and ‘preview’ activity than actual in-store retail units anyone can buy. Most of the real “flurry” has been the stampede of people heading to Apple stores or resellers to buy an iPad.”
Full article here.